Tsunami Warning for Hawaii and California After Brutal Japanese Earthquake Hit TodayKat Hannaford3/11/11 3:45amFiled to: Earthquakesjapan earthquakeJapanJapaneseQuakequakestsunamiNaturenatural disastersJapan Quake102EditPromoteShare to KinjaToggle Conversation toolsGo to permalink Striking at 14:46 local-time (12:46am EST) today, the earthquake is not only the largest Japan's ever suffered, but also in the world's top ten. After-effects in the form of tidal waves are expected to hit the US in just a few hours. Updated.AdvertisementThe north-east of Japan was hit the hardest, but it was felt in Tokyo too, some 400km away. Several smaller tremors were created off the back of the larger earthquake, along with 33 foot-high tidal waves and fires dotting the country.Google has set up a Person Finder website, for relatives and friends of those in Japan. This comes after Google launched the website for the New Zealand earthquake back in February.ShareTweet Kinja is in read-only mode. We are working to restore service.